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to support the life and the growth of the city. philadelphia, throughout the 19th century, was the major industrial city of the united states. all of these industries used water from this system. and it served as a prototype for many american cities, including pittsburgh and new york. man: new york city went to philadelphia and said, "you know, we're thinking of developing a hudson river water supply -- what do you suggest we do?" and they said, "we've had "a lot of problems on the schuylkill. "don't go to the hudson river. go to the upland and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoi
: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engineering concept
in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're fini
-through in the entire city. people lined up for blocks and blocks to hand over their weapons in exchange for grocery gift cards. while there were many people who dropped off just one gun, perhaps something that had been in the family for years, there were many who brought in multiple weapons. the los angeles times reports police took out 22 pistols from the truck of one honda, that got the driver $1,000 in gift cards. the people had reasons beyond money for turning in those weapons. >> different shootings and things have been happening in the country over the last couple of weeks. i was really driven to bring this gun in today. >> to turn in some ammunition and guns that may be stolen from our house and you know someone may do something really bad with them. >> we'll find out later today the total number of weapons turned in, in los angeles. >>> take a look at these live pictures out of syracuse, new york, this is the same powerful storm that has been moving across the country, started in california over the weekend, dumping heavy snow all along the way and you name it, high winds, tornadoes, rain a
far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and minority leader mcconnell tr
a special plan by the city to convert the memorial, here is part of what this city official told residents. the thousands of flowers, letters and prayers, the signs and photos, teddy bears and more will be gathered and processed into soil that will serve in the foundation of a future permanent memorial to honor the slain children and adults. officials say it will be a sacred memorial. the items will be collected and converted starting this week. >>> now, new information on that tragic shooting in upstate new york on christmas eve. two firefighters were shot and killed. two others were wounded, after responding to a call that a house was on fire. today we're learning more about the shooter, william spengler. police say the 62-year-old set fire to his sister's house, and then shot the firemen. police think he also killed his sister, her body was found in the burnt home. spengler left a suicide note. and here's part of it. i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. but why he did it, police say they may never kn
, willie. >> look at this! >> neighbor american cities. >> look at this, morsy, right here, his people are now beating up -- i thought he was a great hope. is that the story? >> no. major american cities are seeing their first success in stemming the growing weight of obesity -- rate of obesity, philadelphia, new york and los angeles and other communities across the u.s. are finding modest success rates in this. the number of reported obese children was down 5.5% over the last five years in new york city schools, mayor bloomberg, researchers are not sure what's behind the decline. there's a growing awareness in this city, thanks to the mayor -- >> this mayor -- >> i think he's fantastic. >> he's a killjoy. >> what part of your joy has he killed? >> really? you can't smoke and eat disgusting food. >> what can't you do anymore? >> you want children across the city even in poor neighborhoods to have access to equally hea h healthy food as the wealthiest children in the world who live here. i'm story. i'm sorry. that that's terrible. he should stop that right now. >> i'm talking about smo
to massachusetts. also got the houston mayor to tell us how her city is preparing for a strike. futures still a little jittery here this morning. dow down 86. "squawk on the street" back in a minute. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> instagram users may have made good on their threat to dump the photo sharing app after the controversy over new privacy rules, according to app data in the "new york post." app data says that instagram may have shed almost 25% of its daily active users as a res
city and also in philadelphia. first thing is first, let's talk about what's happening right now. the rain is breaking out in portions of the southeast. there may be thunderstorms there today. we'll track this system across the country, you can see later today and especially tonight, it moves into the southern part of the ohio valley places like evansville could see a couple inches of snow and tomorrow morning it moves into d.c. and philly. it will be a mix of snow and rain in d.c., probably a mixture in philadelphia and new york. i think more in the way of snow could be a few inches of snow around new york city and philadelphia places just northwest of there and also into southeast new england could see as much as six inches of snowfall and although it's not a major system it's probably going to cause travel problems tomorrow. >> all right, jeff, thanks so much. >>> you know about the fiscal cliff. here comes the container cliff. dockworkers threaten to go on strike this sunday at more than a dozen major seaports from texas to massachusetts, and that could
in livermore. 38 in redwood city york 39 degrees in half moon bay afternoon temperatures will be in the cooler areas in concord, livermore, 50s through san jose. for the rainfall on a saturday that computer models are different on how extensive it is going to be notice by midnight, some clear conditions and the rainfall offshore. as it approaches for the later morning hours of those will increase and the afternoon of that rainfall will be well offshore. and it will be pressing it with lighter showers towards the coast. as for the extended forecast drier weather than wet weather. and thursday, we are going to see drier conditions. however, light. for the rest of saturday, sunday, with the chance of showers returning on tuesday. >> vicki: the stores may seem busy - but new numbers show u-s holiday retail sales growth is the weakest since 2008. according to the report - holiday sales increased just point-seven percent. less than a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this
they made very important gains on the outskirts of the city of aleppo and the capital damascus. in aleppo they're reporting to have taken over a military base belonging to the regime and in damascus, they've taken over a military installation on the outside of that country's airport. that also links to the issue of outside support for the syrian regime, including russia which says it will stand by president bashar al assad despite comments yesterday from a senior russian official acknowledging that in fact president ais losing control of that country to the opposition. as you mentioned today, the united states sent a symbolic show of force to turkey and nato member along with the dutch government. they have now deployed patriotic missiles, a defense system that will include 400 american operators to work that system for the turkish government. lynn? >> ayman, thanks so much. >>> back here at home after taking herself out of the running as secretary of state, susan rice is keeping her eye on ball, meeting with the president at the white house today. on twitter last night, rice rallied foll
for solar city, the solar panel company and i think the ipo is today when it starts trading we'll get back to you then. thanks a lot. i'll show you about the price of gas because it continues to drop. the national average for a gallon of regular down another penny, we're at 3.31 now, diesel 3.97. i've got to tell you, it's still the highest price for gas ever at this time of year. new york still the highest in the continental u.s., 3.78 in new york, that's the average and missouri the lowest, $3.01 a share and missouri is the only city, only place, rather, where we found major cities with the average price under $3. again, the star is st. louis, at 298. let's get back to apple, losing its cool, maybe. and mark is still with us, the editor in chief of laptop magazine. all right. i want to talk about-- let's see, this is the microsoft surface tablet, all right. >> yes. stuart: now, is this a threat to apple's dominance of the tablet market and apple's dominance of cool? do you like this thing? >> in the short-term i don't think it's a threat, but there are some things that surface has especi
is best circumstances. can be tricky. get a load of this. hundreds of workers at new york city jfk airport threatening to go on strike on december 20th. these are the security guards. none at the checkpoint. but they direct traffic, make sure the gates are secure. it could add to the chaos of travelers will feel over a busy holiday. planes will be packed. the airline trade group says 85% to 90% of the seats will be filled. and the holiday trip will cost you more than last year, 9% more, according to travelocity. nonstop prices are nearly double than what they were at the beginning of december. >> the average price is over $400 round-trip. that's a big bite out of someone's wallet, especially if you multiply that across several family members. >> reporter: if you're still on the fence about whether to take that christmas flight, decide fast. >> the time to book was weeks ago. but if you haven't booked yet, you have to pull the trigger right now. prices are going up, not every day, but every hour you wait. >> reporter: looking for cheaper fares, travelocity says your best bet is christmas ev
of snow across parts of the northeast including here in new york city. coastal areas, new york city has been dealing with mostly areas of rainfall across our area and also the strong winds, gusting over, 30, 40 miles an hour at times. they were very strong in the overnight hours. i don't know if many of you really heard it. parts up state new york and maine we still have the heavy snow coming down. by the time the snow gets out of the northeast, we could see totals over two feet in upstate new york that is incredible amounts of from the storm. not too bad as far as travel goes in laguardia. delays averaging 30 minutes in laguardia. 20 minutes in philadelphia international. we could see some of these worsen. the storm is exiting and should be smoother days if you're heading to the malls to do returns or traveling heading back home after the holiday season. storms are coming home. winter storm warnings in effect not just because of how much snow we're looking at. when you factor in the wind you have whiteoutout conditions and dangerous conditions on roadways. some of these are in effect u
and the national association of county and city health officials and trust for america's health. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. does the gentleman from michigan continue to reserve? mr. rogers: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. so i would just urge passage of the legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. as many things keep me awake at night as the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence, the growing threat from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks not only abroad but here is of growing concern, instability in governments that possess these materials and increasing interest from those who would choose to do harm to the united states, desire to get their hands on these materials, means that we must prepare ourselves here at home for the unfortunate, i t
we went in san francisco in the city to a micro development housing unit. these are apartments being built that are about 250 square feet. >> bill: not studio apartments. families are living in them? dan: it's for one person, maybe two, not really for a family but, you know, in san francisco very high-rent. if you could cut your apartment in the rent to cut your rent and a half, it's not for everybody but i think a lot of people would do it. >> bill: right. how about the -- you and i talked before you left, did you get a chances to along at the high-speed rail project? dan: i talked to some california policy experts about high-speed rail and where the station are going to go and what exactly needs to happen to put in the core dors. it was interesting thinking about that farm land connecting sacramento down to l.a. would happen. there are proposed routes to las vegas. we are stalking at least five years off from seeing those corridors, but a lot of people are very much for it and you have a lot of farmers that are very against it. it's a controversi
gutman is in guatemala city with the latest twist in this bizarre case. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. i spoke to john mcafee last night. he said his attorneys are working on five separate actions that could delay his deportation to belize, at least by a couple of days and free him from this detention center. and it follows what was arguably the most bizarre day in his month-long run from the law. [ sirens blaring ] instead of being deported to belize in handcuffs on thursday, a seemingly unconscious john mcafee is wheeled into a hospital on a gurney. mcafee's month-long game of cat and mouse with authorities in two countries, ended with a sudden emergency. the software anti-virus pioneer, apparently suffering from a heart problem thursday morning, became unresponsive in this immigration detention center. mcafee telling abc news -- >> i simply passed out. and i think that's the combination of stress and everything else. i hit my head. >> reporter: a dramatic scene, with this ambulance powering through a thicket of cameramen. mcafee, in the back of the ambulanc
in the midwest and rockies. 27 in fargo. 37 in the twin cities. >> i like your fargo accent. >> it was bad. >>> even though it's now 12-13, we can't get enough of this 12-12-12 stuff from yesterday. so that is why this is our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." takes us to a sixth grade classroom in rural central wisconsin where three classmates celebrated their, yeah, 12th birthday on 12-12-12. >> abby and gabby and simon marked their big day sharing cupcakes with juice with all their family and friends. everyone was showing their green bay packer spirit. not only was it 12-12-12, it was also aaron rodgers day in wisconsin. he wears number 12, so there you have it. all about aaron rodgers. >> it was a cool date, though. and we will not live to see the next repetitive date, 1-1-2101, 88 years away. so it's good we got one under our belt. because we'll be in another place, a better place. >> who knows, you might be living. >> nothing in my gene pool suggests that. >>> coming up, britney spears is number one on a brand-new list. >> and a new top for new york's number one landmark. a cons
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